Olympic Pre-qualifying tournament Africa
•Group A – Senegal, Mali, Uganda, Nigeria
•Group B – DR Congo, Cameroon, Guinea & Tunisia
Uganda men’s National basketball team, the Silverbacks, have been pitted in Group A of the Olympic Pre-qualifying tournament.
The Silverbacks have Mali, Senegal and Nigeria while Group B has DR Congo, Cameroon, Guinea and Tunisia.
The group and final phase of this tournament will be played in Lagos, Nigeria due August 12-20, 2023.
This, is being played by teams that missed out on the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Egypt, Angola and Cape Verde who will represent the Continent at the World Cup, also earned automatic tickets to Olympics 2024 in Paris.
The five, will be joined a sixth team from Africa to Olympics.
The sixth team will be the winner of the Olympics Pre Qualifying tournament.
It’s strong to note that the Silverbacks finished bottom of Group E in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.